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In order to form a more perfect union.
The following is a news commentary
For a health care a bill or any bill, we should require that a nonpartisan Congressional recorder publicly post a summary of each paragraph five days before a vote, with a notation disclosing which members of Congress and which lobbyists wrote/worked on that particular provision. If anything is added to or subtracted from the bill after it’s posted, that, too, should be posted at least 48 hours before a final vote, and include the same disclosures.
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There was a time when this kind of communication wasn’t possible. But now, we’re in the information age. There’s no legitimate reason for the business conducted by our elected representatives to be mysterious and secret to the public at large. It can be posted almost instantaneously. How different would everything be– from budget bills, to bills on arcane topics that nobody understands, except Congress and lobbyists?
Is this something all can agree on, no matter your political persuasion?
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